I just began using a CPAP machine several weeks ago. I'm using a Respironics Nasal Comfort Gel mask, which is generally very comfortable. Unfortunately, the first few nights, I was wearing the mask far too tightly (I didn't realize that your mask shouldn't feel tight or uncomfortable at all!) Once I got it fitted appropriately, it was much more comfortable....but by then I had developed a sore directly under my nose, between the nares. It doesn't hurt during the day, but it is red and somewhat unsightly. It can hurt a bit at night after the mask has been on for awhile. The main problem is, how do I get rid of it? Is there any lotion or creme that would work? I'm fearing that whatever I do, I'll need to go a few nights without wearing the mask to get the sore to go away.
Also, if this becomes an ongoing problem, would a different type of mask work better? I originally wanted to try a nasal pillow mask, but now I'm not sure if that would be better or worse considering the location of this pressure sore. What about nasal prongs?